Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak and Robert B. Daroff

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

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Monocular and binocular vision loss can occasionally be caused by hereditary optic neuropathy. While progressive painless binocular central vision loss is characteristic of dominant optic atrophy, acute painless monocular vision loss is characteristic of Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy. We discuss the clinical features and evaluation of Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy and briefly mention promising treatment options.

Chapter.  898 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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